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1 Kings 17:2-6 -

Resources of Providence.

When the heavens are shut up by the word of the Lord, what will become of the prophet who declared that word? Will he not suffer from the drought in common with the sinners on whose account the dew and rain are restrained? Will he not be exposed to the rage of an idolatrous king and queen whose humbled gods cannot, in this crisis, vindicate themselves? Will not a demoralized populace resent their sufferings upon the man of God? God knows all, and is equal to all, emergencies.

I. HE HAS RESOURCES FOR THE PROTECTION OF HIS SERVANTS .

1 . He could defend Elijah in the midst of his enemies .

2 . He has also places of refuge for His servants .

3 . Into such asylums He can guide His saints .

II. HE HAS RESOURCES ALSO FOR THEIR SUPPORT .

1 . Their water is sure . "Thou shalt drink of the brook."

2 . Their bread shall be given . "I have commanded ravens to feed thee there.

3 . But is it certain that ravens were employed?

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